Kiersten lives in New Orleans, LA and graduated with her masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University in 2019.
She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
About Picasso's Paintbrush
This plant is one of the many stunning cultivars of Codiaeum variegatum, which is native to the Pacific Islands where it can grow to over 10ft/3m tall! All parts of this plant are toxic, so keep them well out of reach of pets and children.
Codiaeum variegatum 'Picasso's Paintbrush'
How to care for Picasso's Paintbrush
Picasso's Paintbrush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tampa, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 29th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…
November 29th, 2022
Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 19.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…
November 27th, 2022
This month, Tampa is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of daylig…
Picasso's Paintbrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Picasso's Paintbrush does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Picasso's Paintbrush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
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